Tour of Duty Employment

When starting new employment, we discuss issue of time. We set expectations about the start and end of the workday, paid time off, even the eligibility period for health insurance [if you are so lucky]. These conversations help set expectations for employer and employee. When we agree on a start date, maybe we should also …

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Creative Mornings Omaha | Profile

I was featured as a member of the Omaha Creative Mornings community. In this interview, I call out some of my favorite people - Tina Roth Eisenberg [@swissmiss], Grace Rodriguez [@gracerodriguez], Neri Oxman [@nerioxman], Imandeep Kaur [@immykaur], Indy Johar [@indy_johar]  - and reveal the best time to get out of bed. Read it.

My Life with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has been on the horizon for decades, fueled by science fiction writers and futurists. From 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000 to Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity concept, AI has been presented as something we will experience… someday. But there are consumer-level AI services available in the marketplace now. I’ve lived with two AI services …

Do We Expect the CEO to Resign During Crisis

You will hear it again soon: CEO resigns after something critical surfaces. It happens all the time. Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn resigned less than a week after the 2015 diesel emissions scandal. Gregg Steinhafel resigned as CEO of Target in 2014, following a highly publicized data breach. Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy was asked …

Cure Violence

If you’re new to the “intersection of ideas,” Cure Violence is an excellent demonstration of intersection in action. Dr. Gary Slutkin was an expert in infectious disease… who was asked to help address gang violence in Chicago. How could he help? He had no background in criminal justice, but he saw a familiar pattern in the …